08-31-2013 11:21 AM - edited 08-31-2013 11:22 AM
why is 8GB, Ballistix 204-pin SODIMM, DDR3 PC3-12800 memory module
showing as not compatible with Macbook Pro mid 2012?
All the specs seem to fit with that Macbook
09-10-2013 03:39 AM
First of all I'm sorry about the late reply.
I have had a look in to this memory and the 2012 MacBook Pro system for you. When recommending memory for a MacBook Pro system we always recommend our Apple branded Crucial memory. This memory is designed and configured to work with Mac systems.
The Ballistix memory you have linked to is the same speed as the Mac memory however it has a CL=9 but the Mac specific memory is CL=11. Due to the difference in timing between the memory types we would not recommend the Ballistix memory for the MacBook Pro.
07-26-2014 09:43 PM
07-28-2014 08:54 AM
Ballistix Sport is not the best type of memory for Mac systems because of the differences in speed and timings. If it is installed and not having any issues, you should be fine, however.
Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns.
07-31-2014 09:15 AM
Thanks for your reply.
Mac systems are very particular about what memory modules they can support. We actually recommend our Mac specific memory modules against Mac systems due to this.
All memory we recommend is fully tested against the system before recommendation. Ballistix memory would unfortunately not work in your Mac system.
If you confirm the screen size and processor speed of your MacBook Pro 2011 I would be more than happy to recommend the correct memory for you.